LESSON 1.9: CLASSIFICATION OF OPENING HANDS BEFORE REACHING A FIT

a)
      Worthless opening hand............0-5 TP
          
      Weak opening hand.................6-12 TP
          
      Minimum opening hand..............13-15 TP
          
      Intermediate opening hand.........16-18 TP
          
      Strong opening hand...............19-21 TP
          
      Very strong opening hand..........22+ HCP

b) Minimum opening hand

  A Q J 5 4   7 HCP       A 10 8 2   4 HCP       Q 5   2  HCP       3 2    0 HCP

13 HCP + 1 long-suit point = 14 Total Points


        

c) Intermediate opening hand

  A J 9 5 4 2   5 HCP       A J   5 HCP       K Q 5   5 HCP       3 2   0 HCP

15 HCP + 2 long-suit points = 17 Total Points


        

d) Strong opening hand

  A Q J 5 4   7 HCP       A J 10 2   5 HCP        Q 5   2 HCP       A J   5 HCP

19 HCP + 1 long-suit point = 20 Total Points


        

e) Very strong opening hand

  A Q J 5 4 2   7 HCP       A Q 10    6 HCP        K Q   5 HCP       A J   5 HCP

23 HCP + 2 long-suit points = 25 Total Points


        
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